Sharmishtha Basu is a prolific writer, digital painter, blogger, and current resident of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She has written an astonishing number of poems, stories, and commentary on things Indian over the years. She authors and moderates at least sixteen blogs as of this counting. She has produced a wide range of images to illustrate her works, and has published at least twenty-six book-length collections of her writings and images to date.

With a fertile imagination and keen understanding of social issues in India and thereabouts, her writings encompass such genres as culture, politics, fantasy, science fiction, horror, and matters of the heart. She is the creator and moderator of the twin eZines, Agnishatdal and Agnijaat, and continues her writing and painting unimpeded by those things that would discourage lesser creators of words and images.

She is currently keeps herself busy on hours of writing, reading, and creating evocative images. Tirelessly working on writing and painting projects, she spends much of her time immersed in music while painting, and it shows in the colorful results of her artistry, and writing with the music switched off.
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biography written by Troy David Loy

172 thoughts on “sharmishtha

  1. What wonderful expressions of feelings. If I may say, when I write, sometimes I wonder if anyone will be interested in what I have to say, or even understand what is being written. Then comes the realization that I must write what is in my heart, for that moment in time whether I have followers, or loose followers. Be true to yourself and the gift that has been place in you, will touch others more than you might think. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I would like to ask for your permission to use your name as a subject of my next piece.. it would be in the form of HIMerick, a rather funny type of poetry made my Colette of…I just thought it will be a nice way to address my foolishness. I will send you the final piece as soon as I finish it. It will be on your full discretion to authorize me to post it, if you found out that the piece will be too offensive.. But I shall do my best to not let that happen my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. You maintain a huge array of blogsites! And all are interesting! I am surprised when & how do find time to manage all this? Your effort itself is inspiring, your work I am sure will be even more.

    1. hope and pray you will never have so much time to pursue your hobby ๐Ÿ™‚
      i am unemployed with minimum household responsibilities so i have hours to play with my hobbies.

  4. Dear Sharmishtha,
    I have nominated you for the “Tell Me About Yourself Award”! If you wish to accept, please visit my Blog Awards page to see the instructions.
    Best wishes,

  5. Hi Sharmishtha,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking the ‘Rowdy Rathore Spoof’. I like the artwork which accompanies your writing.

  6. Just stopping by to thank you for your recent visit and like on “Shift Key” – and, s l o w l y reading through your blog. Wow!

  7. Sharmistha,

    Just seeing your compilation makes me wonder the sheer depth of creative energy and talent you carry within. If you had a magic wand that could make your dreams come true, what would they be? Care to discuss?



    1. oh yes! financial independence in an honest, dignified way for the rest of my life ๐Ÿ™‚
      i dont have any other unfulfilled dream at present, the remaining dreams have slipped away after losing their grips on heart. i live an extremely happy life barring the only big flaw- dependency on younger brother ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  8. Your gifts from the creator, and the ability to share so much with others in such a positive way, lifts my heart in a joyful way…you are a true example of one sharing the purest gift one may have th their lives…themselves! I blush at your ferocious appetite to daily undertake and accomplish what you do! But that is why you are dear to me my sister…you are totatlly awesome! May God continue to guide you and bless you each and everyday!

  9. I stumbled on your blog today.Oh! My! What a genious you are! Your paintings are very very beautiful. Though I can’t draw I like art very much.You have presented your ideas clearly in your blog and it’s very charming.I have bookmark your blog for later reading and I want to read your poetry. I too am trying my hand on poetry, yet I feel I have a long journey ahead to come to perfection.Wish u all the best.I f you can spare some time I would like you to have a look at my blog.

  10. I certainly appreciate your ‘Like’ for my site. Yours is breath taking! I mean, Wow! Poet, Painter, Writer, how do you manage your time!

  11. Thank you for the visit to LightWriters…Your wonderful artwork collection is truly unique and inspiring, as are your diverse blogs and writings. I hope to visit and read more!

  12. you are really good , and once again you blew my mind with your creativity,

    i believe you are younger than me , yet when i read your blog i learn so much about this life, your culture and art in general..

    i wish the world can see your work ,

    reach for the stars please…..

    1. so are you my dear friend. you are amazing. if the pic in your blog is recent then i may not be much younger than you. i too learn a lot from your blog, blogs of my friends. thanks for your sweet, kind and loving wishes.

  13. Dear Sharmishtha, Thank you so much for visiting and reading my blog. I can see that you love poetry and wish you well on all your creative endeavors! I look forward to exploring your many blogs and reading your work.

  14. Hello there Sharmishtha Basu !! It was great having you on my blog ! And Whoah ! These are many blogs to handle !I hope you are handling them in the best way possible ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Your blog here is pretty interesting and I will make sure to follow it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. I am always amazed at who finds me… You have much to explore. I only have two blogs, you found my short form poetry site. Thanks for the visit…I hope to come back and explore your poetry, because – that’s what I mostly write. It seems muses will only allow us to sleep when they do ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t follow every blog or I would read more than I write…but I’ll be back every once in a while. I think I recognize your icon image…Do you Sunday Whirl? Cheers.

    My long verse and Sunday Whirl prompt pieces can be found here:

  16. Hi Sharmishtha,

    I’m really glad you found my blog http://reflectionsofchina.wordpresscom and took the time to leave a like for one of my images, so thanks for that, it is appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have time, please take a look at my other photo blog this site is for images I take in other countries around the world. I do hope you like that site too :)…You have a really nice blog here, so I will take this opportunity to follow and take my time to enjoy your world.
    Thanks again and Regards Mark.

  17. Hello Shamishtha,
    I’m glad you enjoyed my poem ‘The Subtler Shades’, I greatly enjoyed browsing your work too. You’re very industrious!
    Best Wishes,
    John Blackwell.
    PS I’m not sure about my URL, since I’ve only just started blogging on WordPress (first under cowsareplotting, from a daft poem I wrote, and now under lonevox).

  18. Thanks for stopping by the Brass Rag. Come see us again soon. Interesting idea having several blogs. I don’t think I could keep up with more than one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ happy writing!

  19. hiya there Sharmi *can I call you like that?!*
    I was really surprised that you liked one of my post via Gravatar. thank you so much, Sharmi! ๐Ÿ™‚
    btw, I already followed this blog and the one. and may be I will follow all of your blogs :p it will be so great if you follow my blog too (well, if you don’t mind) ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks, Sharmi! ๐Ÿ˜€

    P.S.: I love your paintings and writings!

  20. Congratulations!! I have nominated you for one lovely blog award!! The link is :transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com2012/10/09/i-have-been-nominated-for-a-lovely-blog-award/
    You are an amazing writer, good luck to you, my dear!

  21. Thanks Sharmi for stopping at my blog..and liking it…hope u will find something interesting for u..:)

  22. Congratulations, Sharmishtha Basu!

    I have nominated your blog for the Most Influential Blogger Award.

    More on this nomination is at

  23. Its not that you maintain so many blogs which in itself is inspiring whether or not you have the time, the choice is yours to pursue it admirably. Its not that you visited me and left your mark either, its that, your blog, has presence of who you are and that is quite spectacular ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful meeting you in this online world of friendship. Will keep in touch xx

      1. Hi Sharmishtha, sometimes technology lets us down ๐Ÿ™‚ sorry for the delay, here’s my url, chat soon

  24. thanks for following my blog..i really inspired of what you’ve achieved you i want to write stories, a God tales. and hopefully it would be published..thank you again for the inspiration to pursue my dreams..happy new year.God bless..

      1. Thank you so very much! I am truly honoured to know that you think so highly of them, they are just simple channels to let out my creativity and thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚


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